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How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need?

Waxing, tweezing, depilatory creams, beaching, shaving…. These can all be a daunting and annoying task, laser hair removal is your golden ticket to a more permanent solution. Laser hair removal at Face It Franklin in Franklin, TN, offers a convenient way to eliminate unwanted hair. But how many sessions are actually needed to achieve hair-free skin?

Continue reading to find out.

Determining the Number of Laser Hair Removal Sessions

On average, individuals can expect to undergo 6-12 sessions to achieve their desired results. Committing to a laser hair removal treatment plan can permanently reduce unwanted hair growth.

Treatments may vary for those with coarse, dense hair. Sessions can also depend on: age, hormones, and skin type.

Importance of Multiple Sessions

While a single laser hair removal session can significantly impact, it cannot eliminate all problem hairs. Hair grows in cycles, and a series of treatments is necessary to target all hairs in the growth phase.

During each session, only actively growing hair follicles can be targeted. Hairs in the dormant or resting stage will require additional sessions. Stopping treatment after just one session may result in a reduction in hair growth. However, hair will continue to grow in the treated areas. To achieve complete removal of unwanted hair, it is essential to continue with the recommended treatment plan.

Frequency of Treatment Sessions

Before scheduling the next session, it’s crucial to allow your hair to pass through the next growth stage. The typical interval between treatment sessions is every 4-6 weeks. This timeframe allows the hair to reach the next growth stage, making it more susceptible to the laser and a more effective treatment session.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal works by damaging hair follicles to impede further growth. During treatment, the laser emits energy absorbed by the pigment in the hair. This precise targeting and heating of the hair follicles hinders future growth.

To ensure the efficacy of the treatment, shaving the target area just before the session is recommended.

Achieving Long-Lasting Results

Laser Hair Removal significantly reduces unwanted hair. After completion of the treatment plan, a noticeable reduction in hair density is observed. Completing the treatment plan can lead to substantial, nearly permanent hair reduction or removal. Long-term results may be influenced by factors such as hair and skin quality and individual response to treatment.

Preparation for Treatment Sessions

Preparation is essential to ensure successful laser therapy. Avoid plucking and waxing for four to six weeks before the session. Shaving the target area just before the session allows precise targeting without damaging the skin. Bleaching or chemically treating hair should be avoided as it can make it more challenging for the laser to target hair follicles.

Skin Care Before Laser Hair Removal

Healthy skin is vital before undergoing laser hair removal. Avoid tanning and direct sun exposure for two weeks before treatment. Sunburn before a session may lead to rescheduling. Regular use of sunscreen helps preserve skin health before hair removal appointments.

Expectations During Treatment

Sessions typically last 20 to 30 minutes, with the actual duration depending on the treated area. Minimal downtime allows you to resume normal activities immediately.

Procedure Details

The treatment begins with cleansing the target area. Topical numbing may be applied for comfort. Protective eyewear is provided to shield eyes from laser energy. The skin is pulled taut, and short bursts of the laser are applied, resulting in a warm, gentle sensation.

Results and Follow-Up

Hair removal results can be noticed the day after treatment, with continued improvement over several sessions. Achieving a permanent reduction in hair growth requires a commitment to the treatment plan. Follow-up treatments and customization of the plan may be necessary based on individual responses.

Discover The Marvelous Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Meet Our Expert Certified Laser Technician at Face It Franklin

Our advance laser technician, Skylar, brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to delivering top-notch care. He is passionate about aesthetics and staying at the forefront of industry advancements, he’ll make sure you receive the best possible treatments and achieve desired results.

Skylar Mathis, LE, CLT
Skylar Mathis, LE, CLT

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Curious about laser hair removal? Contact Face It Franklin in Franklin, TN, and schedule a consultation with our team. Receive personalized solutions tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Achieve the smooth, hair-free skin you desire with patience and commitment.